‘Steelers cornerback not arrested for gun at airport.’ That’s the title of a Pro Football Talk post revealing that Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Senquez Golson was allowed to skate when TSA discovered a pistol and 23 rounds of ammo in his carry-on in an Alabama airport. As post titles go, that’s right up there with Hillary Clinton Still Isn’t President of the United States or Michael Bloomberg Continues to Pay Shannon Watts’ Salary.
But Mr. Golson had the good fortune of being nabbed deep in the heart of football-friendly ‘Bama. Not only was he not arrested, but the local “police in Mobile offered to keep the gun and let him retrieve it when he returned to Alabama.” Wasn’t that kind of them? Don’t tell us there’s no such thing as southern hospitality.
Louis Murphy’s probably wondering what he did wrong. Would you or I have received such accommodating treatment if we’d similarly screwed the pooch and tried to board a plane while packing in Mobile? Don’t bet on it. I’d sooner buy a plane ticket on a full United flight than bet my freedom on the good graces and forbearance of the TSA and local constabulary. Be careful out there.